On March 8th, Amelia turned 2 months old! The days have been long but the weeks have gone by fast. We have gotten a small taste of spring this week. Amelia ventured outside today for some fresh air and watched her sister play on the swing set and blow bubbles for the first time this year.
Stats: At her 2 month appointment she weighed in at 12lbs 2oz & 24 inches long. She also received her first round of shots. Her big sister came along because she needed a 3 year well visit. I was nervous about taking two kids to the doctors, but they were both great. Victoria even brought along her doctor kit to help the doctor with Amelia.
Feedings: Amelia is still receiving breast milk and has increased her intake to anywhere between 4oz- 6oz during each feeding. Her feedings have become a little more regular and we don’t feel like we are feeding her all hours of the day. She is not on any type of feeding schedule, but can usually go about 3-4hrs (longer at night) in between feedings. She started medication for reflux during her 8th week of life. Since starting the medication, she has been a totally different baby, so much happier during feedings.
Favorites: She loves to lay under her activity gym, and she usually doesn’t lay there alone. Victoria will lay next to her and show her the toys, and yesterday she covered the gym with her blankie to make a fort for her and Mia. It was the cutest. Amelia loves to be on the move, very similar to how Victoria was at this stage. She also loves when we sing to her, I usually make the songs up, so she doesn’t really have any favorites. I actually considered buying an exercise ball to bounce on with her, still considering it, ha. Unlike like last month’s report, she now hates her tummy time.
Sisterhood: Amelia is still very interested in what Victoria is doing. I mean, wouldn’t you be if you were in front row seating to watch the most amazing acrobatic routines? I just hope Amelia isn’t taking notes from her sister. Because all we need is two daredevil acrobats in our house. Victoria’s favorite books are her Big Sister books (she has 3 different ones) I caught this sweet picture when I went to tuck her in before going to bed a few weeks ago…
Social: Amelia met a lot more people during her second month. She finally met my brother, Uncle Eric, Greg’s brother Uncle Dave, her cousins, her Great Grandma and many other friends that came to Victoria’s birthday party. She enjoyed celebrating her 1st Valentine’s Day with Aunt Jodie, Uncle Ben and Bryan. She went on her first play date with the neighbor girls, and watched her sister go bowling.
Events: Amelia has now had her picture professionally taken 3 times since birth (her mom is a little obsessed), each time getting a little harder because we have a 3 year old in tow too. We had Easter pictures (I know, super early, but our membership to Picture People was expiring) taken last week, they turned out adorable, and someday she will forgive me for dressing her up like a bunny and plopping her in a basket with eggs. Stay tuned for pictures… Amelia celebrated her sister’s birthday with our closest family and friends. Amelia had her last play date with my teacher friends as a group of three, one of her little friends won’t be able to join us anymore as her mom is going back to work, but she still has a few months left to hang with the other little guy. It has been great to be on leave at the same time as friends from work.
Sleep: Amelia has always been a pretty good sleeper and she amazed us with a new record over the weekend, sleeping 9 hours through the night. It was glorious! She has been working really hard on sleeping through the night, or at least I’m telling myself that. She will typically sleep 6-7 hours a night, there are only 2-3 times a week she will get up in the middle of the night to eat. We also stopped working on the crib transition, it wasn’t going well, doctor said to try again in 6 weeks, so she will happily sleep in her Rock n Play until them. She has also moved to her own room, so I am sleeping a lot better because I am not waking up to every little noise, it has been a win-win! So, while she is not completely sleeping through the night, every night, she is well on her way, and we could not be happier!!!